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realtors: REALTORS Are Professional And Want To Be Clients' Agents for life! - 04/09/13 10:26 AM
I was thinking today how important it is to be the kind of agent our clients want to serve them for life! Lifetime isn't even enough! I want to be so knowledgeable and service-oriented that my clients' children and their grandchildren turn to me to help them make all their real estate dreams come true forever. When I was young, I had the same doctor until I got married and moved faraway because he was so good. That's the kind of professional I want to be to fill my clients' real estate needs. Then, if they do move, I want to refer them to the (2 comments)
realtors: Is The Tide Turning From Buyer's Market to Seller's? Watch and See! - 01/29/13 02:04 PM
Recently, a home in one of Cedar City, Utah's, nicest subdivisions sold for quite a bit more than homes had sold last year! This is not a fluke nor is it a needle in a haystack! The real estate market is changing before our eyes! Another home in the same area got 4 offers and will sell for significantly more than list price! It was fun to watch! It felt good to hear the happy tones of the people involved. i have been selling real estate for 29 years, but I am not sure I have seen a sharper turn! You (0 comments)
realtors: Closed Home Sales Up; Median Price Up; Inventory Down! - 01/15/13 07:15 PM
What are buyers waiting for? I believe the real estate market has already turned around in the Iron County area for median price homes. Recent UAR statistics seem to indicate that it would have been better to purchase a few months back. It may be a little late to go back in time, but I believe this is a great time to get a fantastic deal on your home while many bargains can still be found and interest rates are so low that monthly payments can be low and less than rent in many cases. Buyers in our real estate market (1 comments)
realtors: YES! Homes Sell Even When The Holidays And Icy Weather Are Here! - 12/11/12 03:12 PM
Contrary to popular opinion, winter is a good time to sell your home! It has been my experience in the last 28 years that many homes have sold during wintertime, making both buyers and sellers happy with their successful real estate moves. Luckily, no one told me to stop listing and selling real estate just because it was cold outside. I was thrilled when I got my picture in the local newspaper as a top producer toward the end of my first year as a real estate agent in 1984. Happily, gratefully and successfully, I have continued to work hard in all seasons for many years. Buyers touring homes in wintertime are serious. They (1 comments)
realtors: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS! - 11/21/12 10:11 PM
Hopefully, this special day of giving thanks will continue throughout the rest of the year and always. Let's all have fun having a "gratitude attitude!" Have the best Thanksgiving ever! Janet Naisbitt-Bagley, ERA Realty Center, 435-865-1019, email@example.com, www.homesincedarcity.com (2 comments)
realtors: ERA Network News: "Back to School Means Back to Business for Homebuyers" - 10/11/12 08:31 PM
"Who buys in the fall?" "The Fall Selling Season" survey completed by ERA Real Estate shows that "The higher ratio goes to first-time homebuyers and childless couples" at 27%. The rest of the pie is divided as follows with 20% being Move-up buyers, 17% Downsizing & Retiring Buyers, 14% investors, 11% Military relocations, 6% Vacation buyers and 5% other. The article says, "Blame it on the traditional school year engraved in our minds since childhood, but many people see Labor Day as the beginning of a new year. Summer holidays are over and everyone goes back to school or buckles down (0 comments)
realtors: What Do You Do Without A Website For A Whole Weekend? - 08/17/12 05:28 PM
I got an email that my website www.homesincedarcity.com will be down for maintenance from now until Monday! What a blow! Customers and clients can still call Janet Naisbitt-Bagley at ERA Realty Center at 435-865-1019 or 800-934-3742. They can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call my mobile at 435-559-7772. So why do I feel panicked and betrayed? In the real estate world today, we have come to rely on technology in practically everything we do. Losing my website for a whole weekend seems devastating. When I called to see about my website, I was told they picked the weekend so as not to be too inconvenient. (0 comments)
realtors: Cedar City, UT, Area Real Estate Market Is Selling More Homes! WHY? Trend? - 08/04/12 06:32 PM
Recent Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) report shows Iron County home closed sales are up 14.2% and prices are down. Maybe the $85,000 Median Sales Price is the reason our closed sales are up. What do you think? That would make sense to me. Just a few years back buyers couldn't even find a home for $85,000. Since many of the people in our area have low incomes, they couldn't qualify for the high-end homes of the past. For those with good credit, the low interest and low prices make for a monthly payment often less than rent. Buyers are excited (1 comments)
realtors: Become Your Client's Trusted Real Estate Advisor! - 05/22/12 10:36 PM
Today was busy but fun and rewarding as are many days in the world of real estate. One of my past clients came in to list the home that I had sold him and his wife many years ago. Unfortunately, his home is on the default list, which is the sad story of quite a few homeowners today. He said he had heard from several real estate agents that called when they saw his home loan was in default. One of them was a bit pushy in trying to list his home. Thankfully, my client and his wife would work with (0 comments)
According to first quarter graphs from the Iron County Board of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service (MLS),103 homes were sold in Iron County under $99,999; and 130 homes sold between $100,000 and $199,999. Therefore, 233 homes sold under $200,000. Only 45 homes sold above $200,000 including all the way up to the highest priced home that sold. Lower priced homes seem to be attracting buyers & investors that could not qualify in years past.
According to the recent Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) February Local Market Updates by County, Iron (1 comments)
realtors: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Seller, Do You Really Want To Sell Your Home? - 02/21/12 12:42 PM
Last week I spoke to sellers that said they absolutely needed to sell their home quickly. Does that mean they were motivated? It was obvious these sellers were not. They informed me immediately that they would need a cash buyer because their home would not appraise for the amount they had to pocket. Therefore, the buyer would probably not be able to get a loan. Does this sound like a quick sell to you? This type of scenario may have worked in 2005 when buyers were sometimes willing to pay $30,000 above appraised price. It most certainly is not reasonable in the current buyers' market. This is a bargain driven real estate market (1 comments)
realtors: Don't You Agree That Every Buyer Should Have A Through Inspection? - 02/17/12 11:49 AM
Recently a buyer didn't hire an inspection because he didn't want to pay an inspector. Problems were discovered 2 months after closing, and the buyer had to fix them. Sellers do not always know if there is a problem in their home. They are only required to disclose problems they know about to theYo buyer. Many homes in today's market are bank owned. There is not even a seller to contact that knows anything about the condition of the home and property. Most banks never seen the home. An inspection is always a must in my book no matter what home and no matter who the seller is. (4 comments)
realtors: Are We All Selling HomeSteps/Freddie Mac Homes? If not, we should be! - 02/02/12 05:55 PM
HomeSteps Provides Affordable Housing & Benefits Communities Janet Naisbitt-Bagley attended a HomeSteps/Freddie Mac Road Show at the Utah County Board of REALTORS office in Orem, Utah, yesterday. Buyers would be interested in the excellent presentation Lauren Feild gave to the real estate agents in attendance including the answer to the question, What is HomeSteps? She explained, "*HomeSteps is the real estate unit of Freddie Mac. *We market a nationwide selection of Freddie Mac-owned homes. *The brand, Homesteps, was created by Freddie Mac to market its homes." Janet Naisbitt-Bagley of ERA Realty Center has represented HomeSteps' Freddie Mac Homes for many years as a listing agent. Janet (1 comments)
realtors: Dare To Dream The Impossible Dream! Apparently, Nothing is Impossible! - 01/24/12 06:09 PM
Dare To Dream The Impossible Dream! Apparently, Nothing is Impossible! Steve Florio of Mortgage Family emailed an article "Field of possibilities" that caught my attention. Let me quote, "Whatever it is you desire to have, to be, or to experience, already exists within the realm of possibility. The more fully you express that desire, the more completely it appears in your life." The above statement requires some thought beyond just reading. I do firmly believe that if you think positively, live courageously, and believe in yourself, dreams do come true. I also believe that it is of the utmost importance to make sure that our positive thoughts (2 comments)
realtors: Iron County, Utah, Real Estate is on the Move! - 12/02/11 06:23 PM
Iron County Real Estate Update from Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR), shows closings are up year to date 10.8% over last year. I think that's great! I'd be spinning cartwheels if our average sales price hadn't gone down to $92,500! I don't believe you could even buy a home for that price in the peak of the market in 2006! With prices that low, commissions can't be bringing in huge profits at this point in our careers! I still feel positive, however, about our real estate market in the Cedar City, UT, area. Why? Because homes are selling, and buyers are excited (0 comments)
realtors: Act Now in Cedar City! Are Bargain-Priced Homes Selling Quickly Everywhere? - 11/12/11 04:47 PM
Cedar City, UT, homes are selling quickly when they are priced as bargains! Buyers are sad if their home goes under contract before they get around to making an offer! They also find it difficult to compete when several offers come in at once! I recommend that buyers who find the home they want get their offer in immediately and at their best price. If the buyer offers full price, there's a chance the offer can get a seller signature and go under contract before the multiple offers come in. Why submit a low offer and find out someone else bid higher and bought (1 comments)
realtors: Do You Agree That The Wave of The Next Decade Seems to be Rentals? - 10/22/11 12:27 AM
Amazing! I have read recent news reports from reliable sources, in my opinion, that state it's time for investors to step up to the plate and hit a home run! Due to poor credit, thanks to foreclosures, short sales, etc., many buyers are planning to rent because they can't buy until their credit improves. Some buyers simply have a good case of the jitters! For whatever reason, the experts seems to suggest that now is the time to become a landlord to provide homes for the renters! This sounds like good advice to me while prices and interest rates are both (9 comments)
realtors: Short Sale, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure? What? - 09/09/11 11:35 PM
When oh when can we just go back to resales and new construction with hardly any distressed sales any more? I feel so sad for the sellers who can't make their payments because they lost their jobs or have some other hardship; and yet, I feel so strongly that the payments should be made because a commitment was made to pay them. But how? It seems for many there just is no way. I certainly don't know the answer. Everything seems all confused in today's world. I want it fixed, but I don't know what can be done to fix it. Will (4 comments)
realtors: Does "Stop Dreaming, Start Doing" Apply To You? - 08/19/11 05:36 PM
That's the catchy title on the article I just read by Kelle sparta/November 2007. I love her first paragraph, "Some people do so well at achieving their goals, while others never seem to turn their career aspirations into reality. Why? Because "doers" put their plans into action, while "dreamers" set lofty goals that--consciously or not--they don't believe they can ever actually fulfill." I believe that believing is an absolutely necessary step in reaching your goals. If your brain can't get around it, how can you possibly achieve it when your brain is directing the show? I love the song, "To Dream the (2 comments)
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